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alien_oddity


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Posted:oh my god, capatalism at it's worst eek


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5272420.stm


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simta
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Posted:seye cos hes a foolio



thing is tho, how can ya complain at a fest for having to queue ages, wht else is gonna happen? its like a given


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Posted:"fans queued for nearly four hours at onsite cashpoints after being caught unawares by high prices"

"Queues for tokens to buy beer were two hours long after festival-goers' own supplies were confiscated by security staff"

"Fans also reported having their own supplies of water being confiscated at the festival. They say they were charged 2 for bottles inside the site"


what a joke, NO way would i ever pay to go to an event like this spank


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Posted: Written by: simta


seye cos hes a foolio





ubblol no way did he pay ubblol


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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:I thought festivals had to legally provide water at really cheap prices.

or am i making that up hoping the world isn't as bad and corrupt as it is?


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Posted:no, they did provide free water from stand pipes but facilitys where inadiquate for the number of people using them

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simta
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Posted:ya see bout 3/4 years ago i saw a news report about ppl being arrested in V for jus skinnin up, from that point i realised me and V wud not b mixing, even tho its only down the road from me

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Posted:when i was at eastern haze the police where told there would be weed smoked but not to bust people for smoking it but to bust people dealing which is fair enough if they managed to get it through the gate.


security did escort one of the bar staff off site for smoking a one skin which was bang out of order


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Dunc
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Posted:At events such as this, legally the water has to be made available for free. They did do this by making stand pipes available, if you had an appropriate container to use and had paid 10 for a programme to find out where they were shrug

It makes me really glad that I've never been to V, it's typical that it's the only major festival close to my house (like 15 minute drive away) I've never heard anything good about it and it sounds like it's getting even worse as the years roll by and the organisers bank balances swell.

Not giving any information about band line ups and selling the programme for 10 is disgusting mad2


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Seye
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Posted:Not sure where these reports have come from guys. I've been to V quite a few times and you seem to be completely wrong about it. A lot of the stuff in that BBC report is absolute rubbish.

There could have been more toilets and water pipes but it was not by any means ridiculous (The Glade water situation was FAR worse!)

We took alcohol into the arena as did everyone else we met.
I didnt buy a single drink all weekend and was thoroughly plastered the entire time. Got 'searched' on the way into the arena which consisted of being told to open my bag while someone looked in the top of it. Sticking booze under a hoody meant that they never even saw it. I even walked in every time with pre rolled's in my pocket because they wouldnt be a problem there.

The line up was awesone. There was decent food and, for the first time ever, tea tents and chill out areas with teepee's.

It is designed to make you part with your cash but with a tiny bit of sense you dont have to spend much. 3 for breakfast and 5 for a propper meal is what you will pay at any festival. 2 for water is steep but again is in line with other events and there were plenty of stand pipes to top up a bottle unless you are damn lazy.

Some people just like whinging.

It was well worth the money just to see Radiohead & Faithless and to employ AV crews who knew what they were doing.


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Posted:i would NEVER pay to go to a big commercial festival seye, by all means i would work there but only as back stage crew ( that way you get AAA passes) wink

i had the steward foreman screaming at me one night at eastern haze and i was a little less than sober but i didn't get aggressive with him, i listend to him dribble on and on then simply said "look mate, i've been here 7 days before the event, i've bust my gut setting this all up and you feel you have the right to try and get me to work during the event when the only reason i turned up early to set up was so i didn't have to work DURING the event"

this annoyed him immensley but i had the morral high ground and was well within my rights




next day i got an appoligy and 3 pints of beer off him lol ubblol


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coleman
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Posted: Written by: ravehead



i would NEVER pay to go to a big commercial festival seye, by all means i would work there but only as back stage crew





f*ckin freeloaders!



the reason v have started charging for programmes is probably so they can cover all the free tickets they give out to people who get in free then refuse to work over the period of the actual festival rolleyes



wink



in all seriousness, if you care about a festival, you'll pay to get in *and* work a bit too ubbangel tongue ubbangel





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dani_babyboo
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Posted:clubbing festivals are just as bad

i cant stand the water pipes they provide
i gave up festivals after global 04 because when i filled my water bottle up it was yellow/brown water, and warm.

also when you go to the toilet theres no where to wash your hands.

and have you ever blowed your nose after 6 hours walking through fields, dancing with the many thousands of people

black snot comes out hehehe

festivals are good for those that are into them and well lets face facts that is what you expect from a festival. its the fun of a festival.

me im more a bed and bathroom person i even have to take fresh wipes and liquid soap to normal clubs with me so hell am i camping and using festival facilities

but thats just me and who i am.

(note: i wasnt having a moan at festivals, people should expect festivals to be that way, im just a very particular and hygenic person and cant handle dirt)


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polarity
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Posted:For Workhouse we were supposed to pay up front, then get refunded after getting badges stamped for both stewarding shifts. They forgot to charge me, which is a good thing, or I'd have had no money for the first 2 days. Could have made 30, but I'm too honest.



There were water problems there. Not enough pressure to run all the taps at once.



Worst thing was the completely open camping area. Someone else who went after Play left, because there were loads of teenagers without tickets who just turned up to drink, f*** and take loads of drugs all night, all weekend, so it was total chaos outside the main site.



My local commercial festival is The Big Chill. One weekend, 120. F*** that.


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Posted:hmmm i paid the equivalent of 2euros for water at Benicassim (you had to buy vouchers first so it didn't seem like money) and they were also damn strict on the security thing, but the campsite was across the other side of town and you're only on the festival site for the evenings, so you can at least feel some freedom. Shocking lack of good alcohol though, heineken or heineken basically. So i guess it didn't hit the pockets so hard as you're not surviving off just festival grub, and 'twas a good festival... until NME invaded and brought the hordes... You can't really argue with 200 for 10 days in Spain, 4 days of music and a beach party, plus all the sun, sea, sand, surf and sangria you could ask for... but i'm way too slow off the mark to go to commercial festivals anymore, seeing as in that article it says they are already selling V2007 tickets! that's a whole year away!! talk about forward planning...

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Posted: Written by: simta


ya see bout 3/4 years ago i saw a news report about ppl being arrested in V for jus skinnin up, from that point i realised me and V wud not b mixing, even tho its only down the road from me



And so they should be, druggies anrt exempt from the law.


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Posted:first off cole, i don't frreload at festivals, i like to crew NOT stuward.

second.......... if i crew that means i'm there even before most of the stuff is up, i help put it up, i busted a gut at eastern haze working from 9am till lunch time and due to health and safety and as it was so hot we took a break from 1pm to 4pm then worked to about 10pm at night, we worked like that for over a week so i think i more than earned my 45 ticket.

when people stuward an event that usually means like dunc (polarity) says you pay up fornt and have to work something like a 4 hour shift per day and get a stamp to get the deposit back.

the reason i like to crew and not stuard is because you don't have to work the shifts unless you need a free meal, that and the fact you aren't a festival nazi walking around in a hi-vis waist coat with a radio.

one problem we had with water at one event i worked at was they only had a one inch run off to ALL the stand pipes on site so the flow rate at peak times dropped big time, water is sometimes the hardest thing to get 100% right.


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simta
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Posted:i had quite a lark at workhouse but there were far toooooo many kids, did my nut in, even the 15/16 yr olds werent that bad, when u had armies of 11/12 yr olds around the place were most annoyin

i made my beef known when interviewed on vid by the fest ppl

but it was good fun there, easiest fest in the world to walk into without payin tho


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polarity
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Posted:I was supposed to be helping set up, but they didn't get anyone arranged to sort the stewards out till the morning it opened, so I got stuck doing stupid jobs in the middle of the festie, and the set up was a bit rushed in places.



Bloody good job I had radio chatter to listen to. It's dead boring doing 1+3/4 shifts sitting in one place for hours counting the number of people going into and out of a courtyard (I got fri+sun evening frown). The only a***holes in fluo jackets were a couple of guys pretending to be stewards so they could park their van just where they wanted (the other side of a field full of tents), the rest of us were just look-outs really. Spent early sunday evening emptying trash out of fire points, walking round giving directions, and handing out water and programs.



I'm very much of the opinion that the more energy you put into setting up and helping out at an event, the better it is for everyone. Can't wait for next year, when I should have the kit to do solar cinema/silent disco at festivals. biggrin


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Posted:ubblol we ha people keeping their beers cold in the water butts at the fire points but it was up to the on site fire brigade to police that side of things ubblol


you should come to eastern haze next year ploarity, and you won't have to stuward if your crew wink


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Seye
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Posted:Was gonna put this in my message earlier but forgot...

I'd have happily paid 120 and stood in mud for 2 days just to see Paul Weller.

And Joe - I hope that was a joke.
If not - sort it out. How ridiculous is it to want to have your lifestyle choices but not allow others to have theirs.


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coleman
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Posted: Written by: ravehead


first off cole, i don't frreload at festivals, i like to crew NOT stuward.

second.......... if i crew that means i'm there even before most of the stuff is up, i help put it up, i busted a gut at eastern haze working from 9am till lunch time and due to health and safety and as it was so hot we took a break from 1pm to 4pm then worked to about 10pm at night, we worked like that for over a week so i think i more than earned my 45 ticket.



no, no, i'm pretty sure you're just another blagger mate... tongue

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Posted:-engages S.O.H. dissengages rant mode- biggrin

i do have to admit my "blagging" skills have increased working at festivals ubblol get to know the stall holders, have a smoke with them is they like a bit of the herb and they sort you out cheep or sometimes free stuff.

one bloke had all these massage chairs and let me try every one when it was quiet and another bloke had a stall called the brain machine, basicly you say in a comfy chair, put on some headphones and some blacked out glasses with L.E.D's inside that strobed. you only got 10 mins on it but my god talk about tripped out ubblol


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polarity
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Posted:It's called brainwave synchronisation. I do the same kind of thing with brainwaves encoded into pink noise, played through headphones. You can make yourself dream while you're awake with it, among other things wink Something else to do with the silent disco kit biggrin

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simta
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Posted:u very into the silent disco thing?

cos my mate is manager of a club and he's kinda wanted to do one, and well see if cud get headphones companies to fork out free headphones for the nite so it wudnt cost the club, wud ya be interested??


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Posted:"well see if cud get headphones companies to fork out free headphones for the nite so it wudnt cost the club"

So, he wants to put on an event, but not pay for the equipment? umm


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coleman
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Posted:no, its called 'sponsorship' jonnny.

very handy it is too - like, for example, when a company like home of poi donates the prizes for a festival's games... smile


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Posted:I ghetcha now biggrin



But is that not more of a "if you help us get this equipment, you can put your brand all over it" sort of thing, rather than a "you pay for everything then you can brand it" thing? confused



It thought that a club would need to pay half of the costs for another company to help them out shrug



Then again, this is one of the reasons I never did business studies.


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simta
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Posted:yeh exactly, the fact that the silent disco thing isnt really done much, therefore u get a company involved, and then when everyone sees about the nite, and on flyers etc... its says nite sponsored by.....

and why would a huge company like sennheiser or someone like that need help? i think they are doing jus fine


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